Well-known for over 40 years of service to the community, Henry L. Jones has served as a board member and advocate for many OC organizations including St. Jude Medical Center. After the passing of his wife, Vi, in 2009, Mr. Jones responded with a donation challenge to the community in support of cancer services for a St. Jude event. He pledged to match up to $25,000 in Vi’s honor. With the writing of personal letters to friends and colleagues, Mr. Jones helped inspire 144 gifts. He personally gave $46,000 and set a fundraising record for the event, raising over $140,000. In March 2010, Mr. Jones co-chaired an event committee in support of the St. Jude Neighborhood Health Center, a fixed-site clinic for the underserved. Mr. Jones conceived and developed a special appeal to inspire gifts and convinced three committee members to join him in matching gifts dollar for dollar. His leadership and innovation helped the committee to more than double the proceeds from $41,000 in 2007 to over $109,000 in 2010. Susan Smith of St. Jude Medical Center said of Mr. Jones “Henry’s endurance and passionate philanthropic leadership through [Vi’s passing] has been utterly inspirational”. In April 2010, Henry spearheaded the 2010 Vi Jones Fullerton Area CROP Hunger Walk with another $25,000 matching challenge and, as a result, it was the first CROP Walk in California history to raise over $100,000.